Pascal Ackermann beats classy sprint field to win stage one of the UAE Tour 2020

The German proved stronger than Caleb Ewan and Dylan Groenewegen to take victory in Dubai

Pascal Ackermann wins stage one of the UAE Tour 2020 (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) won a hectic sprint finish to take the opening stage victory of the 2020 UAE Tour.

Mitchelton-Scott ended up leading the bunch onto the finishing straight, trying to set things up for Luka Mezgec. Ackermann and Caleb Ewan then came through, with the German proving to have too much for the Lotto-Soudal sprinter, with the Australian finishing second.

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